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Originally posted by sapien82
video games are not a bad influence on children , nor teens , its the real world that influences children
children know the difference between reality and make believe!
Originally posted by ABWarrior58
Yes, video games may be excessively violent. That's why there are ratings on them just like for movies. Whenever there are movies ratings it is up to the PARENTS to decide if there child should see that movie. The same goes for video games. Any games rated Mature you literally have to show an ID to purchase it. Im sick of these kids when they get in trouble saying oh its not my fault its that video game, or its the music. Thats ridiculous. Wake up parents! Teach your children right from wrong and teach them more than just shifting blame
Originally posted by theRhenn
Where else, prey-tell, would a new member post such a topic?
Everyone is intitled to their thoughts and posts. I used to be a gamer. I can tell you stories how it turned my life into a miserable nightmare. And suprise! It has nothing to do with religion. If you spend your life indoors, wasting away rather than spending it doing something constructive, that wont have you ending up with heartfailure after taking out the trash on a hot day... You get the picture.
Have any clue whatsoever how many families MMOs destroyed? Marriages? Lives? I can find you article after article of people who got into gaming so much that...
- Boy forcably removed from cyber cafe because he would not go home, would not bathe and would not leave..after days!
- Young parents arrested because newborn neglected after young parents wouldnt pull away from an MMO to tend to the child... (edited) btw... the child died.
and so bloody many horror stories. I have my own personal 12 year MMO horror experiance.
People loose when they dedicate themselves to playing games.
So I would say such to many rabid gamers... Grow up.. Get Up.. Loose some damn weight.. Get a life!!! When the virtual game quarter runs out and you're on your way to the next big MMO, lets hope you didnt waste 30 years of your life, trying to figure out what the hell happened...
OP if you were not new, I would give you a star for this. So... A flag for ya instead. Some people just dont realise how much damage this does to their lives. It's no diffrent than being a complete drug addict or acoholic.edit on 1-7-2011 by theRhenn because: (no reason given)